Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

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Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by KDogg14 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:09 am

Thanks to hennesy's post in the hot deals section I couldn't resist! I plan on using this for pitching 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jigs with 17 pound fluorocarbon…. I was going to put my T3 on the rod but I would like to see what others are using/recommend for this. :D

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by adam lancia » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:38 am

Can't go wrong with a Zillion of some sort.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Bass1980 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:54 am

I threw a few cast on my buddies Metanium XG and 854c and it was a very nice setup. 854 balances better than I thought and overall setup felt light.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Teal101 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:34 pm

I use the IP79L with 60lb FX2 on my 854c. 1/2oz jigs and Shower Blow Shorties on it mostly.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:16 pm

Why not the T3? I could feel mine flex only when punching or frogging and that was only in real heavy cover.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by WSfishin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:40 pm

KDogg14 wrote:Thanks to hennesy's post in the hot deals section I couldn't resist! I plan on using this for pitching 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jigs with 17 pound fluorocarbon…. I was going to put my T3 on the rod but I would like to see what others are using/recommend for this. :D
I have Steez and Metaniums on mine. 2 of each.....either one is perfect in my hands.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by steve1206 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:57 pm

I'm a fan of any of the Steez platforms on the NRXs...but also nothing wrong with the Core/Metanium reels either, obviously

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by bemo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:37 am

I was going to get an 854 and pair with the Met DC. Still in shopping mode so no personal experience to offer yet. I agree with others that any Steez or Met would be ideal.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Shaun Lowe » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:11 am

I personally like the Steez but, the Metanium's work really well if you prefer Shimano.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by BigG » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:24 am

Steez or Metanium

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by phatbass » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:58 am

metanium hg

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by DavidSA » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:02 am

I'm curious. Is the steez braking as good as the Met????? Many years ago I fished both Diawa and Shimano side by side but the braking on the Diawa product was suspect with buzzbaits or honestly anything where wind could hit the bait. The daiwa would win a casting contest with a 3/4oz lipless crank. Has anything changed?

I now own only Abu and Shimano and the abu will generally outcast most shimano's; the met being very close to the Abu. For casting in and around wind or pitching, the shimano wins hands down.

The Met to me is the first Shimano reel I have owned that is almost as long as the best the competition has to offer yet preserves outrageous pitching and has great braking.

I fished plastics on the Met for a week in Florida with light braid and never had a single backlash that I can recall. Would I be able to say the same thing with a Steez????

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Unimog » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:09 am

Another Steez or Metanium vote. I can't say as I have a strong preference for either but if I had to pick I'd go with the Metanium HG or XG.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by Jdmbassman » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:18 am

I'm a novice, I have been fishing for six months. I have used the Jdream 7.9 and Steez SV103 from Daiwa and the Met and Met DC from Shimano and I have found the Steez SV103 to be the most controlled. I would be tempted to try the Daiwa SV 105 limited for even better control in braking.

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Re: Just Ordered an NRX 854C! What Reel?

Post by MaxZmus » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:07 pm

I'd wait for the new Metanium MGL. That thing just looks awesome. The spool is drilled out and lighter than before and it also uses 4 breaks instead of 6. You'll want a 7 something ratio for that bottom contact, maybe even an 8 something.

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